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    Battlefield3 first thoughts.

    It really is astonishing how much BF3 has managed to let me down. I know BF2 was a buggy piece of shit too, but at least I had fun when the game worked. BF3 is now just Metro spam, with no good servers ever populated. Why oh why did they try to clone CoD with stupid maps and expansions? If you do manage to find a decent map being played, it's generally an instant vehicle server. Funny thing is, Instant vehicles doesn't classify the server as "custom settings", but having something like slightly increased infantry respawn, slower health regeneration or the removal of 3D spotting (trying to bring the game closer to BF2 settings) makes your server appear only in custom searches, and therefore guarantees it will largely be a ghost town. /end rant. EDIT: Ditto.
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    What's on your mind?

    Dayum Frobozz, that's an insane build! Pretty similar to mine, except a lot of my stuff is ex-review :P
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    Razer Blade

    That's true, but if you're out of warranty, they will charge you a bomb to fix anything. Also, you can't just go to a shop and get it fixed. You need to call up and make a booking before you can talk to anyone who works in customer service in the store. Or make a booking in store and come back later. Only sales get instant service.
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    What's on your mind?

    What movie? I'm going to assume Paranormal Activity 4?
  5. If you do want a burner though, I they're only around $90 now.
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    Top Neurosurgeon Spent Six Days In Heaven-during-a-coma

    If he perhaps described Heaven in a way that wasn't so stereotyped, I'd listen to his story a little closer. But given he pretty much described a common image of a Christian Heaven, then I'd say he's just spent a little too much time in Sunday School before bed time. It's funny how the human race is still so self absorbed that we think we're the center of the universe, and we have a personal relationship with its creator, despite being an almost invisible spec in the grand scheme of things.
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    Bus driver uppercuts teen girl.

    That doesn't have the same ring to it though.
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    Bus driver uppercuts teen girl.

    I'd be more inclined to say "Bitch on a Bus" if we were going to be derogatory.
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    Bus driver uppercuts teen girl.

    I think the bus driver sounds more like Samuel L Jackson to be honest, and the role probably fits better :) Could be a sequel to Snakes on a Plane.
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    Bus driver uppercuts teen girl.

    I assume that's in reference to this guy?
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    Bus driver uppercuts teen girl.

    In many parts of America you're allowed to use tools to disable an attacker, such as pepper spray or a personal compact taser. Of course stabbing her would be extreme, as it's intent would be to kill, the same is said for a firearm. In this situation, he would have been within his right to strike the attacker, use pepper spray, or even use a taser and claim self defense in Ohio. So no, he didn't sail over the cliff of reasonable force according to Ohio law. He may have sailed over it on a moral ground, but not a legal one.
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    Life growing up in a North Korean labour camp

    Depends on their method of travel through said countries, if they were smuggled into and out of those countries, then it's obviously doable without a passport. My point was more to the point of simply stating "just go to the next country over" isn't always a possible solution for all refugees, depending on the danger presented to them.
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    Bus driver uppercuts teen girl.

    It's OK Tween Hair, you'll understand something called "context" in time, perhaps your Dad can explain that to you also.
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    Life growing up in a North Korean labour camp

    Keyword there being "safe" country. Many neighboring countries are just as unsafe to seek refuge in times of conflict or war.
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    Bus driver uppercuts teen girl.

    Ok, so personal attacks aside, this is what we come out with. The fact that she's smaller than him, means he's not allowed to retaliate in any way that he could use his size as an advantage? Is this what you're saying? So instead of just ending the almost 10 minute confrontation in a single hit (which it didn't by the way, she gets up and wants to start fighting again), he's meant to do what? Grab at her a little? Push her around with only a level of force that she can resist against? She refused to leave the bus She refused to step away from the driver She then spat on the driver Finally physically assaulted the driver The defense? She's smaller than him. Sorry, doesn't cut it, just because he's bigger doesn't mean he has to put up with being abused. He's within his rights to end the confrontation and threat to his safety by a way he deems necessarily. If that means punching her and pushing her out of the bus door, than that's within his rights. You can argue he hit her too hard, in hindsight, I'd agree. In the heat of the moment? I'd say he hit her as hard as he could in hopes of ending the confrontation. You didn't say punching women, you said violence against them. I'm sure there are hundreds of situations where Police have used violence to detain a woman. (modern day) Police generally don't strike people on the face though, as they have pepper spray to give a similar effect. You fail. You left out the...generally speaking part. Just like you've left out the important context of my posts? How interesting.
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    Bus driver uppercuts teen girl.

    So for once Twinair, try posting a reply more than 5 words long, we may eventually get somewhere. Why does the gender of someone grant them immunity to a physical reaction to physical abuse? I wonder, do you think the Police are out of line if they use force against a violent woman?
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    Bus driver uppercuts teen girl.

    I'm failing to see the relevance of her gender. If it was a similarly built male would there still be a problem for you? I'm finding it hard to imaging you guys just wiping her spit off your face, and politely ask her for the 10th time to get off the bus. Or alternatively, trying to coax her off the bus with some gentle pushes.
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    Bus driver uppercuts teen girl.

    Correct. He said it was ok. Not cool. I said in this context it was justified. Just to be clear, you think women should be able to do whatever they want to people with no risk of retaliation? EDIT: Sure the upper cut was an pretty extreme choice, but if I had made the snap decision to enter a violent confrontation with someone, I'd likely pick a punch that has the highest chance of disabling them too. I understand where you're coming from, and I understand the danger of the punch the bus driver used. But I also think anyone trying to defend this woman's actions or innocence needs their head scanned.
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    Bus driver uppercuts teen girl.

    OK, when you're ready to have a mature discussion about it, let me know.
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    Bus driver uppercuts teen girl.

    Because what you are saying is utterly ridiculous. How about instead of saying "utterly ridiculous" things in response like "I feel sorry for your future wife", you actually construct coherent a post objecting to mine? How does the bus driver remove this woman from the bus peacefully? Remember she has already resorted to violence, so it will likely come to that again if you simply try to grab her. Also remember in many of the States, it's legal to carry a concealed weapon, and the area they're in is apparently not the safest. I think the bus driver should have the right to defend himself against an attacker. Just because she took a step backwards when he stands up doesn't mean she won't attack him again as soon as he sits back down.
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    Bus driver uppercuts teen girl.

    What? If you're being assaulted, and you say to the person "don't spit on me / hit me or I will hit you back" and they do it, I think you;re within your rights to carry out your threat. It's a little different to saying "Hey, I'm going to smash you" to a random person then hitting them don't you think? How about looking at what I said in context, rather than taking pull quotes like you've been doing.
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    Bus driver uppercuts teen girl.

    What a mature response. I get exactly what he did, but as mentioned in the numerous whiteness reports, she wasn't responding to verbal requests to leave the bus, and continued to abuse the driver both verbally and physically, going against his requests and warnings. I don't care if she is a woman or a 59 year old man like the driver, if you want to choke, hit and spit on people, after being explicitly warned about the consequences (the driver said he would hit her), I think she deserved everything she got. You can't just hit someone and spit on them, take one step back and say "hey don't hit me, I took a step back". You want to start getting physical, you should be prepared to deal with the consequences. As for saying I condone violence against women, and you feel sorry for my future wife... Grow up. EDIT: I also don't accept the defense of "I was drunk" for any anti-social behavior. Just as I don't accept the defense of "I'm a woman" allowing a person to do what ever the hell they want to other people.
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    Razer Game Booster

    Not surprised, as the booster requires CPU and RAM resources to function. You're better off "optimising the OS" yourself, and just removing any non-essential programs from the system tray before gaming.
  24. I'd still be buying the initial system I posted for a WoW rig :P Just change the HD7950 for a GTX 670 if you prefer Nvidia :)
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    Bus driver uppercuts teen girl.

    Playing the victim and "he hit a woman" card is pretty low when you're the one who initiated the assault. She even said "he should have just thrown me off the bus". How laughable, so he has to physically throw you off the bus because you're too childish to just get off yourself? Even though he asked you numerous times? I also like the part where she couldn't comment on the fact that she initiated the assault. I still have 0 sympathy for her.
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